Careproctus longifilis

The Careproctus longifilis lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 1900 - 3334 m environment.

Careproctus longifilis "Threadfin snailfish" - This fish is likened to a "prehistoric tadpole" due to its perforated and porous face, is 15 centimeters long and can exist anywhere from 1,900 to 2,997 meters deep. More

The above two images are Careproctus longifilis filmed in Monterey Canyon just off the bottom at 3000 meters. In the top image you can see the sucking disk in between the pelvic rays. This species has very developed pores on the head. More

Common names

長身短吻獅子魚 in Mandarin Chinese
長身短吻獅子魚 in Unknown
长身短吻狮子鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
长身短吻狮子鱼 in Unknown

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Liparidae
Genus : Careproctus
Species : Careproctus longifilis
Authority : Garman, 1892